Essay Literature – S1 and S2

This is the Essay of Passion by Kathleen Raine that Silvestre, Otto and I did together.


Essay: Passion


In this poem the writer shows us how she uses nature to express how she feels about love. Her sad and depressing thoughts about love and life are changed with the help of nature. And in the following paragraph these ideas are going to be developed.


At the beginning of the poem, the woman of the story feels pain and that love is unfair and painful. Also, inside her the chaos torments her mind. A quote that proves this is: “Waiting for the longed-for voice to speak Through the mute telephone” This expresses that the woman is depressed and desperate because she was waiting for a call that finally did not appear. Another extract of the text that states this is: “My body grew weak” This means that she not only suffers psychologically, but also physically. Finally, this excerpt confirms all her depression: “ With the well-known and mortal death, heartbreak”. As we just said, this quote tells us that she feels a lot of pain.


In the fourth stanza, nature makes her change her point of view about love and life through personification. The sky says to her:“You have what you desire”. This means that she already had what she wanted, to be surrounded by nature.The extract of the poem “This your nature is” means that nature and she are one, that nature gives her all the love she needs and desires. Finally, this quote: “And all is light, love and eternity” expresses that the lady has to stand up and continue her life because life has ups and downs and that love is wonderful and positive. This second part of the poem tells us that nature helped the woman to realize that life and love is amazing.


To conclude, you read about how the writer uses nature to express the woman’s feelings about love. At first she was suffering and very depressed but then nature influenced on her and she changes her opinion.

By Otto, Silvestre and Matías.

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